May 21, 2004

  • CHN: Budget Conference Agreement Clears House Floor, But Stalls in Senate

    (5/21/04) By a surprisingly close vote of 216 to 213, the House approved a final fiscal year 2005 budget resolution late on Wednesday, May 19. The vote came nearly two months after the House and Senate approved separate budget resolutions and after negotiators struggled to find compromise. Despite the House adoption, continued opposition to the Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Reauthorizes Disability Education Bill

    On Thursday, May 13, the Senate passed HR 1350, a bill to reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), by a 94 to 3 vote. IDEA is a federal law that guarantees access to a free public education in the “least restrictive environment” to the nation’s 6.5 million students with disabilities and provides federal Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Approves Child Nutrition Bill

    On Wednesday, May 19, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry approved a bill to reauthorize and moderately expand national child nutrition programs, including school breakfast, lunch, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs. The House passed a similar bill (HR 3873) on March 24 with strong bipartisan support. Currently, children in families Read More »

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  • CHN: House Passes Child Tax Credit Legislation

    The House continued its weekly tax cut drive when it agreed to a 10-year $228 billion child tax credit bill (HR 4359) on Thursday, May 19. (Since the cost of the credit will come out of borrowed money, adding the interest payments brings the total to $279 billion.) The bill makes permanent the $1,000 tax Read More »

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